Member since 05 Sep 2016
Total posts 7
I have 1.5 hour transit in HK, flying CX and QFF Plat.Â Any suggestions for lounges in that time would be great!
Member since 07 Jan 2011
Total posts 134
It's got to be the Pier First Class.
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Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
Yep agree with Sid.
Member since 28 Aug 2014
Total posts 127
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 73
I'd leave it till the day and you see your gate number. I agree the Pier is the best, but only marginally in my opinion. The food is more extensive but the Wing restaurant is still good.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 992
Time to do some maths: 90 minutes in transit means 90 minutes between flights, and allowing for boarding your onwards flight 30 minutes before take-off trims your transit time to 60 minutes. You can also allow 10-15 minutes from leaving your inbound flight and doing the actual transit from arrivals to get back up to the departures level; then maybe five more to get to the lounge. So now you're looking at 40 minutes of actual lounge time, and that's not allowing time from the lounge to your departure gate.
So, while knowing which lounges you'd like to visit is a good idea, I think the choice will be driven more by the location of your departure gate (and to some extent your arrivals gate) – if your inbound flight arrives at the 'top end' of the terminal and your outwards flight also departs from the 'top end' gates, 1 through to 20s, then The Wing First Class will be your likely go-to, because you really won't have time to comfortably shlep down to The Pier and then come all the way back again (for that, count a 20 minute round-trip, so you have barely 20 minutes to enjoy the lounge!)Of course, a flight departing from the 'bottom end' of the airport is perfect for The Pier!I'd suggest you browse this article on speeding your transit at HKG, by making use of the not-always-obvious secondary transit points: https://www.ausbt.com.au/fast-track-your-transit-at-hong-kong-airport
Also, on arrival at HKG, check the departure gate of your outbound flight (the HKG airport app could help here, if it's a Cathay flight you can ask the CX cabin crew prior to landing and they may be able to check, otherwise just check the departures board in the terminal) and note which CX lounge is closest.
Let us know how you go!
Member since 19 Aug 2011
Total posts 18
One other plus for The Wing First Class over The Pier First Class is that The Wing dining room has quite a good buffet spread in addition to the Ã la carte menu, whereas The Pier is pretty much menu-only.
Plenty of options.
Member since 20 Jun 2014
Total posts 38
Definitely the Pier First. The restaurant is fantastic. If you are travelling next Wednesday, I'll be on CX134 with you and also transiting, you can guest me in if you'd like...
Member since 12 Feb 2015
Total posts 61
Checked FlightAware for CX838 departures over the last fortnight. More often high gate numbers, but on five of 14 occasions it was low numbers, including gates 1 and 16, at The Wing end. A matter of luck, it seems. FlightAware doesn't give CX134 arrival gates. Guess you could try CX or HKG airport websites for that.
Smart thinking, CBR Boy! I've done the same with some previous CX flights, trying to plan my transit + lounge strategy in advance, and reached the same conclusion: it's hard to accurately estimate the gate allocation, at most you can have a best guess but in the end it can and will depend entirely on the day.
Member since 22 Jul 2015
Total posts 83
HK is one mighty big airport. Last week I had a long layover and started with the CX Pier and then out of loyalty also QF HK. No shortage of great lounges but it's a tight turnaround you have so stick to the one closest to your outbound gate. Enjoy!
Member since 18 Jul 2016
Total posts 1
Ive enjoyed the beef burger at the pier but had amazing lamb cutlets at the wing. whatever u do don't waste time in QF lounge.
Member since 07 Mar 2017
Total posts 31
Pier F is best for a la crate dining, and has a newer style. Has massage, but you have little/no chance of securing one in your 4 0 minutes there. Has Aesop products in its showers.
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